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How to incorporate .msp and .mst file in single .msi file RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear All

    Can somebody explain me that how i can incorporate .msp and .mst file with .msi file and then deploy thorugh sccm so we dont have to make seperate packages and program for  software tranforms and patches.Is it possible to do that if yes can you write the steps in doing so.Your earliest response will be appreciated as we have to do deployment soon

    Regards

    Farhan
    Saturday, March 13, 2010 4:13 PM

Answers

  • You can do by the following 2 ways:

    1 > is somewhat repackaging kind of task. you can incorporate MSI and MST by doing Admin image and the apply Patch........sorry it's just an idea .don't have much knowledge about packaging.


    2 > this option i think will be suitable.

    Create single package for application.

    create 2 programs under that package.
     Program 1  : Msiexec /i .msi Transforms=.Mst /qn
     Program 2 : Msiexec /p .msp /qn

    Link Program 1 as dependency to Program 2 and advertise Program 2.

    this will install base application with and then patch.

    Make sense?
    Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:50 AM
  • Hope following link can help you.

    Creating MSI Files
    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Group-Policy-Deploy-Applications.html

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Thanks.
    Monday, March 15, 2010 8:28 AM

All replies

  • Depends upon what the package is. Office for instance you only need to place the msp into the updates directory. More often you call the msp or mst in the install command such as /myfile.mst





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    Saturday, March 13, 2010 5:38 PM
    Moderator
  • You can do by the following 2 ways:

    1 > is somewhat repackaging kind of task. you can incorporate MSI and MST by doing Admin image and the apply Patch........sorry it's just an idea .don't have much knowledge about packaging.


    2 > this option i think will be suitable.

    Create single package for application.

    create 2 programs under that package.
     Program 1  : Msiexec /i .msi Transforms=.Mst /qn
     Program 2 : Msiexec /p .msp /qn

    Link Program 1 as dependency to Program 2 and advertise Program 2.

    this will install base application with and then patch.

    Make sense?
    Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:50 AM
  • Hope following link can help you.

    Creating MSI Files
    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Group-Policy-Deploy-Applications.html

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Thanks.
    Monday, March 15, 2010 8:28 AM
  • Use the following command to run everything.

    Let's assume that the file is located under Users\Microsoft directory and assume the following A=MSI file, B=MST file and C=MSP file.

    cd C:\Users\Microsoft & msiexec /i a.msi TRANSFORMS=b.mst & msiexec /p c.msp

    You can also use this as a batch script 

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:43 PM